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Sex Within The Narrow Confines Of a Pleasure-Boat By Keisai Eisen

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This is the final panel of the ‘A Light Spring Snow‘-series from the robust artist Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). We find ourselves back in the midst of Edo (former Tokyo) in which we get a glimpse of two lovers on a pleasure-boat in the middle of the Sumida River. Genitalia The protagonists are stylish geisha and […]

Discover Ikeda Eisen’s Excellent “Group Sex” Shunga Masterpiece

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Of all the ukiyo-e artists who designed imagery for the erotic genre of shunga it is by far Ikeda (aka. Keisai) Eisen (1790-1848) who included the most sexual devices to his designs. Today we explore one of these examples that is from his excellent A Light Spring Snow series: Aphrodisiacs Magnificent depiction of a lascivious […]

Why Was Keisai Eisen Such a Decadent Shunga Artist?

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Keisai Eisen (1790-1848), a pupil of the Hokusai school, was the first of the three leading ukiyo-e masters (the other two were Kunisada and Kuniyoshi) who started to produce in the shunga genre during the Bunsei/Tenpo era (1820s to 1844). Popular Although Kunisada was already a very popular artist in the Bunka period (1804-1818), long before Keisai […]

Tomioka Eisen And His Two Solo Masturbating Women

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We have added a shunga piece to our collection from the well-known Meiji artist Tomioka Eisen (1864-1905) featuring a solo girl giving herself sexual pleasure while reading a book (Fig.1.). Act of Masturbation The print is a preface page of the concertina album Yakumo no chigiri (Poetic Interlude), a twelve-sheet, aiban formatted work dating to around 1897-1899. […]

Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes by Utagawa Kunisada and Keisai Eisen

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This work is unusual in that it is a collaborative work in which print artists supplied both the illustrations (Kunisada) and the text (Keisai Eisen). Eisen felt a deep loss over the death of Ryutei Tanehiko (1783-1842), an author for whom he had illustrated many books (Hayasji 1975:225). He feared for the decline of the […]

Troublemaking Prostitute Sada Abe: Seduced Sadist or Rebel Lover? (P1)

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Shunga Gallery focuses mainly on sensual paintings and prints, but the material of the current article enables us to talk about “moving” shunga pictures, we mean cinema, of course. Japanese prostitute Sada Abe (1905-ca. 1972), who murdered and then mutilated (cut off the penis and testicles) her lover Kichizō Ishida in 1936, became a heroine […]

Voluptuous Dream Scenes by Ukiyo-e Masters Harunobu & Koryusai

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The depiction of dreams in ukiyo-e is a rather rare occurrence. This was a characteristic probably most used in the shunga genre where in the designs the thoughts of the concerning protagonist(s) wander off towards erotic desires and encounters. They are represented by means of thought clouds that are still used in comic strips today. Harunobu & […]

Bathhouse Theme in the Engravings of the Medieval Artist Sebald Beham

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Marijn has written several articles on the theme of bathhouses and bathing in shunga, one of the most recent ones was about this enticing Harunobu print. You’ll be right alleging that the depiction of bathhouses was spread not only among Japanese printmakers but among European masters too. For example, this motif often appeared in works […]

Terazaki Kogyo’s Complete Meiji Masterpiece Izumo No Chigiri

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In the so-called ‘new prints’ (Shin Hanga), including shunga, that were issued at the beginning of the 20th century, the most obvious features are the influence of Western artistic styles. This can be seen in the use of imported bright chemical colors and the chromolithograph technique, replacing the soft, natural colors of the Edo period. […]

Discover the Price Secrets in Our Unique Shunga Art Price Indicator..!!

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Often wondered what Hokusai’s original The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife was sold for in the past? Our unique Shunga Art Price Indicator offers no less than 5 RARE examples (both as an individual piece and in book form) of this most coveted shunga print. Besides this S.A.P.I., which is ONE OF A KIND, includes 176 pages […]

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